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Rickie Lee Jones talks ‘Last Chance Texaco’ and tales of music, heartache, addiction and family

Singer-songwriter Rickie Lee Jones says she decided to write her life story for one simple reason. The material was just so good. “I know I have great stories to tell,” she says recently by phone from her home in New Orleans. “I’ve told a few to audiences in live shows, and told them to friends, and watched them play in my head again and again.” Readers can now get the chance to experience these tales themselves in Jones’s memoir, “Last Chance Texaco,” which hit stores on April 6. She recounts t...
Tags: Books, Music, Bruce Springsteen, California, Washington, Robin Williams, America, Los Angeles, Sport, Chicago, Tom Waits, Things To Do, Soccer, Ireland, Bob Dylan, Arizona




The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame’s Woman Problem

This is the first in a series of articles about the various problems the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame has with its nomination and election processes. Focusing on the last decade of induction classes (but occasionally going back further), I’ll be documenting the four things the Hall of Fame electors keep exposing: An overall problem with Women; a problem with UK under-representation; a problem with California over-representation; and, an inability to move on from older acts to newer ones. A fifth a...
Tags: Music, UK, California, Radiohead, Stevie Nicks, Abba, Nina Simone, Hall of Fame, Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, Darlene Love, Popdose, Janet Jackson, Linda Ronstadt, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Joan Baez, Joan Jett


The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame’s Woman Problem

This is the first in a series of articles about the various problems the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame has with its nomination and election processes. Focusing on the last decade of induction classes (but occasionally going back further), I’ll be documenting the four things the Hall of Fame electors keep exposing: An overall problem with Women; a problem with UK under-representation; a problem with California over-representation; and, an inability to move on from older acts to newer ones. A fifth a...
Tags: Music, UK, California, Radiohead, Stevie Nicks, Abba, Nina Simone, Hall of Fame, Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, Darlene Love, Janet Jackson, Linda Ronstadt, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Joan Baez, Joan Jett, Laura Nyro


Michael Blyth Rides the Musical Rails on the 'Indigo Train'

When Dory Previn's first album, On My Way to Where (she had issued an album in the 1950s as Dory Langdon, but On My Way to Where was her first under a new guise, in the singer/songwriter vein, and was promoted as a debut), press and publicity had her age as 40. In fact, she was 45. But even shaving off half a decade still left her ancient in the pop marketplace. Not only ancient but alone. She was pretty much the only one of her peers to launch a 'first' at '40', with Carly Simon, Joni Mitchel...
Tags: Music, UK, London, Review, US, Los Angeles, Noel Gallagher, Americana, Music Review, Blyth, Folk, Carole King, Laura Nyro, Wilkinson, Michael Chapman, Mike Moore


50 years ago, these were the No. 1 albums and music singles of 1969

In 1969 you either bought your music on black plastic circles and used a needle to scratch sounds out of the vinyl, heard it on the airwaves, most likely on a lo-fi AM radio, or, if you were lucky, saw your favorite bands and musicians live in concert. The best-selling album of the year, Iron Butterfly’s “In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida,” plateaued at No. 4 on the charts, but that’s probably because the 10 albums that made it to the top were more uniformly solid, nearly all of them still considered classics....
Tags: Music, Glen Campbell, Sport, Things To Do, Soccer, Broadway, Elvis Presley, Lodi, Charles Manson, Cher, Beatles, Diana Ross, Romeo, Ross, Eric Clapton, Robert Plant


Melissa Manchester Looks Back at 1985 and Her Synthpop Experiments

None The 1980s weren't particularly kind to the singer/songwriters who'd emerged in the late 1960s and early 1970s. The recording studio became the producer's fiefdom and the acoustic music that had characterized the work of people like Joni Mitchell and Carole King became passé. Artists affected by these changes either attempted to move with the times or, like Laura Nyro, recorded far less frequently. Acoustic or semi-acoustic pop music was still around, but performers such as Suzanne Vega and...
Tags: Feature, Music, Interview, Pop, Atlantic, Manchester, David Bowie, Davis, Madonna, Carly Simon, Joni Mitchell, Duke, Marvin Gaye, Usc, Amos, Arif Mardin


In Two Small Steps For Womankind, The Rock Hall Inducts Janet Jackson & Stevie Nicks

Thursday morning, I woke up to a miracle: The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, which has had an embarrassing dearth of female honorees in recent years, has managed to induct not one but two highly deserving women in its 2019 class. That’s right, y’all, Stevie Nicks and Janet Jackson are in!This was Jackson’s third nomination (she became eligible in 2007), and the first nomination for Nicks as a solo artist (she became eligible in 2006). Jackson has faced an unfair uphill climb in music since her...
Tags: Fashion, Music, Radiohead, Mtv, Smokey Robinson, Madonna, Fleetwood Mac, Jackson, Khan, Stevie Nicks, Justin Timberlake, Pete Davidson, Janet Jackson, Carole King, Tina Turner, Gerry Goffin


The Number Ones: The 5th Dimension’s “Wedding Bell Blues”

In The Number Ones, I'm reviewing every single #1 single in the history of the Billboard Hot 100, starting with the chart's beginning, in 1958, and working my way up into the present. More »
Tags: Music, Laura Nyro, The 5th Dimension, The Number Ones


Jennifer Clement's Playlist for Her Novel "Gun Love"

In the Book Notes series, authors create and discuss a music playlist that relates in some way to their recently published book. Previous contributors include Jesmyn Ward, Bret Easton Ellis, Celeste Ng, Lauren Groff, T.C. Boyle, Dana Spiotta, Amy Bloom, Aimee Bender, Heidi Julavits, Hari Kunzru, and many others. Jennifer Clement's timely novel Gun Love excels at both poetic storytelling and social commentary. Salon wrote of the book: "Through a memorable coming-of-age story set in America...
Tags: Music, Florida, Washington Post, Wikipedia, America, David, Bill, Louisiana, Economist, Rodrigo, Pearl, Kirkus, Atomic Books Comics Preview, Rachmaninoff, Laura Nyro, Margot


The morning after the 50-year anniversary of the death of Otis Redding.

I put up a post last night, linking to a New Yorker tribute, with my own photograph from an airplane of the Madison lake where Redding's plane crashed. This morning, I'm clicking on my Otis Redding tag, because there's one thing I know is there and I want to find it. But I'm interested in all the old Otis Redding posts, and I'm going to list them here.1. April 30, 2005 — "Songs transformed with the sex of the singer."What songs well-known as girl songs would take on intriguing meaning sung by a ...
Tags: Music, Movies, Minnesota, Law, Obama, Aretha Franklin, Georgia, Dancing, Pandora, Bob Dylan, Bill, Redding, Keith Richards, Madison, Joe, Great Britain


Book Notes - Jessica Keener "Strangers in Budapest"

In the Book Notes series, authors create and discuss a music playlist that relates in some way to their recently published book. Previous contributors include Bret Easton Ellis, Kate Christensen, Lauren Groff, T.C. Boyle, Dana Spiotta, Amy Bloom, Aimee Bender, Jesmyn Ward, Heidi Julavits, Hari Kunzru, and many others. Jessica Keener's Strangers in Budapest is a lyrical and captivating literary thriller. Publishers Weekly wrote of the book: "Keener immerses the reader in Budapest's postcom...
Tags: Music, Bonnie Raitt, David, Danube, Budapest, Hungary, Annie, Al Green, Edward, Vanessa Carlton, Publishers Weekly, Atomic Books Comics Preview, George Ezra, Laura Nyro, Allman Brothers, Will Gordon


'Smithsonian Rock and Roll' Welcomes the Amateur Concert Photographer

Over a year ago, the Smithsonian held an open casting call of sorts, asking for unpublished concert photos from music fans who just happened to capture an illuminating moment from an iconic onstage performance. Out of thousands of submissions, over 150 were selected and paired with various professionally-taken photographs to create Smithsonian Rock and Roll: Live and Unseen : a type of graphic encyclopedia of popular music from the late-'50s to 2016. ...
Tags: Music, Aretha Franklin, Alabama, The Beatles, Chicago, David Bowie, Elton John, Smithsonian, New Orleans, Amy Winehouse, The Ramones, John, Al Green, Ed Sullivan, Cbgb, Los Lobos


Dexterous in Life and Music: Pianist/Singer-songwriter Chi Coltrane

Coltrane has a dexterous piano style -- not for her, the fey, pretty arpeggios of Blue-era Joni Mitchell or the buoyant shuffle of Laura Nyro. Carole King, Carly Simon, James Taylor, Joni Mitchell, Laura Nyro, Cat Stevens... these are some of the names that dominate discussions of the great, founding singer/songwriters who soundtracked the late '60s, early '70s and beyond. A bit further down the list, we might find Dory Previn, David Ackles, or Nick Drake and Sandy Denny...
Tags: Europe, Music, Japan, UK, New York, London, California, La, Germany, US, America, Chicago, Austria, Britain, Sony, Davis


NPR's 150 Greatest Albums Made By Women

The list is being celebrated with a free NYC show tonight, headlined by Rickie Lee Jones, who will perform Pirates in full (#49 on the list). Continue reading… [Author: BrooklynVegan Staff]
Tags: Music, Shania Twain, Beyonce, Taylor Swift, Aretha Franklin, Bonnie Raitt, Women, Norah Jones, Adele, X, Yoko Ono, Alicia Keys, Dolly Parton, Spice Girls, Madonna, Fleetwood Mac


Laura Nyro: A Little Magic, A Little Kindness - The Complete Mono Albums (Review)

Nyro herself was known to prefer the mono versions that would sound good on a cheap radio, so this does honor her spirit. [Author: Steve Horowitz]
Tags: Music, Steve Horowitz, Laura Nyro, Nyro, Complete Mono Albums Review


This Week's Interesting Music Releases - July 7, 2017

Radiohead celebrates the 20th anniversary of its OK Computer album with a remastered and expanded version, OK COMPUTER OKNOTOK 1997 2017. Other new albums I can recommend include Melvins' A Walk With Love And Death and Tristen's Sneaker Waves. Archival recordings include two Bruce Springsteen live performances, New York 1975 and Unplugged 1992. What new music are you looking forward to or enjoying this week? This week's interesting music releases: Angelo Badalamenti: Twin Peaks (reissue...
Tags: Music, New York, Bruce Springsteen, Jay Z, Radiohead, David, Bob Marley, Snoop Dogg, Melvins, Laura Nyro, Rosanne Cash, Randy Newman, Gil Scott Heron, Sarah Jaffe, Angelo Badalamenti, Tristen


Book Notes - Victoria Redel "Before Everything"

In the Book Notes series, authors create and discuss a music playlist that relates in some way to their recently published book. Previous contributors include Bret Easton Ellis, Kate Christensen, Lauren Groff, T.C. Boyle, Dana Spiotta, Amy Bloom, Aimee Bender, Jesmyn Ward, Heidi Julavits, Hari Kunzru, and many others. Victoria Redel's novel Before Everything is a powerful and lyrical exploration of female friendship. Booklist wrote about the book: "Redel has crafted a lyrical ode to femal...
Tags: Music, Molly, Bonnie Raitt, David, Stevie Wonder, Daryl Hall, Angel, Anna, Anne Tyler, Joni Mitchell, Detroit, Frank Zappa, Grateful Dead, Montgomery, Serena, Matthew Sweet


Watch Janis Joplin’s Breakthrough Performance at the Monterey Pop Festival: “One of the Great Concert Performances of all Time” (1967)

“No one to that point had seen a White girl sing the blues like she sang it. And she was a tough Texas girl, she lived really tough, she drank tough, she did drugs, too many and too tough. But as a vocalist, her performance at Monterey was also one of the great concert performances of all time.” That’s famed music and film producer Lou Adler talking in 2007 about Janis Joplin and her performance 40 years before at the Monterey International Pop Festival. After those three days of mus...
Tags: Google, Music, Texas, College, Coachella, Janis Joplin, Monterey, Dick Cavett, Woodstock, Bowie, John Phillips, Facebook Twitter, Laura Nyro, Dylan, Otis Redding, Joplin


A Fan’s Notes: Kate Ferber, “The Great Thaw” (Popdose Exclusive Premiere)

Those who know me, even if only through my writing for Popdose, know of my love for Laura Nyro. It’s not something I’m shy about discussing. It was that love that took me to a theater in Philadelphia one night a few years to ago to see a show called One Child Born: The Music of Laura Nyro. The one-woman showed was a tour-de-force for its star, Kate Ferber. I’ve seen the show several times since, and Kate has never failed to deliver a powerful performance. Among her other achievements, Kate has w...
Tags: Music, Stephen King, Philadelphia, Kate, Popdose, Recent Posts, Ken Shane, A Fan's Notes, Laura Nyro, BURNETT, Bandcamp, Williamsburg Brooklyn, John Mellencamp, Darkland County


Laura Nyro - Beads of Sweat

Good Morning ‘Spillers. This week’s featured new music is from Dominic Ellerbee, a 19-year-old multi-instrumentalist, composer, teacher and performer from Denver, who has an inspirational back story – too long to feature here, but you can find out… (in post Earworms 17 October 2016 from The 'Spill. More by this artist at )
Tags: Music, Denver, Laura Nyro


Laura Nyro and Labelle went to their roots for 197...

Laura Nyro and Labelle went to their roots for 1971's Gonna Take a Miracle, the deeply passionate, highly underrated cover album. The post Cover Classics: Laura Nyro & Labelle’s ‘Gonna Take A Miracle’ appeared first on Cover Me. (in post Cover Classics: Laura Nyro & Labelle’s ‘Gonna Take A Miracle’ from Cover Me. More by this artist at )
Tags: Music, Laura Nyro, LaBelle


Sinatra on TV: The DVDs

It's easy to forget how many TV specials Frank Sinatra taped over the decades. Let's just say it's dozens. A glance at his entry at IMBD.com can make your head spin. There are the ones you know, ones you don't and ones that you'd love to see in full if you could, like The Frank Sinatra Timex Show: Welcome Home, Elvis! (1960). (Actually, to view it, go here.) Now, Eagle Rock Entertainment has released four separate DVDs that collectively feature seven TV specials and a concert spanning 17 years...
Tags: George Harrison, Jazz, Jack, Frank Sinatra, Vermont, Nancy, Dominican Republic, Sinatra, Loretta Lynn, New York New York, Laura Nyro, Jenkins, Buddy Rich, Fitzgerald, Ella, Nelson Riddle


Book Notes - Dylan Hicks "Amateurs"

In the Book Notes series, authors create and discuss a music playlist that relates in some way to their recently published book. Previous contributors include Bret Easton Ellis, Kate Christensen, Lauren Groff, T.C. Boyle, Dana Spiotta, Amy Bloom, Aimee Bender, Jesmyn Ward, Heidi Julavits, Hari Kunzru, and many others. Dylan Hicks' second novel Amateurs is one of the most fun books I have read all year, an unforgettable coming of age story. Booklist wrote of the book: "An improbable and wi...
Tags: Music, China, David, Morocco, Steve Reich, Maxwell, Archer, John, Richard Thompson, Bob Marley, Houston, Joni Mitchell, Lucas, Walter, Biggie, Philip Glass


Soul Serenade: Aretha Franklin, “A Natural Woman (You Make Me Feel Like)”

Happy New Year! In 1967, Aretha Franklin released “A Natural Woman (You Make Me Feel Like)” on Atlantic Records. The song was written by Carole King and Gerry Goffin, with some help from Jerry Wexler, who also produced the single. The backing musicians included members of the legendary Swampers from Muscle Shoals — Spooner Oldham on keys, Tommy Cogbill on bass, guitarist Jimmy Johnson — along with King Curtis on sax, and backing vocals by the Sweet Inspirations and Aretha’s sisters Carolyn and E...
Tags: Facebook, Music, Aretha Franklin, Barack Obama, United States, Kennedy Center, Mary J. Blige, Kennedy Center Honors, Bobby Womack, Ken Shane's Soul Serenade, Recent Posts, Ken Shane, Soul Serenade, Atlantic Records, Carole King, Jerry Wexler



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